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New York Islanders Three Single Best Performances of 2017

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebartes his goal at 19:24 of the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders celebartes his goal at 19:24 of the first period against the Winnipeg Jets at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 16: Jordan Eberle #7 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammae Mathew Barzal #13 after Eberle scored the game winning goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings on December 16, 2017 at Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The New York Islanders defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Mathew Barzal 3.95 Game Score

Date: November 5th, 2017

By November 2017, New York Islanders fans knew just how good Mathew Barzal was. But on this night he’d show us a level of play that was even better. On this night Mathew Barzal would put up five assists. Five!

To put that in perspective, only five other New York Islanders players have ever put in five assists or more in a single game. Denis Potvin, Pat LaFontaine, Brent Sutter, Stefan Persson, and Mike Bossy twice.

Talk about elite company.

On this particular night, the New York Islanders welcomed the Colorado Avalanche to Brooklyn. The Isles ran out to a quick two-goal cushion in the first, with Barzal netting an assist on the second (his first of the night).

By the end of the second period, Barzal had three more assists, two from Nick Leddy goals and the third off Johnny Boychuk’s first of the year. He’d cap off the effort with a final assist in the third frame as he set up linemate Jordan Eberle for this second goal of the game.

Game Score Breakdown

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